015 Family + Friends

In this episode, Kelsey and Kimberly start with what we believe is the foundation for all human relationships hereafter: the parent-child relationship. Whether you are raised by only your mom, only your dad, both, or any other caregiver- that first relationship lays the foundations for how you build relationships later in life.

Reference info for textbook Kim reads definition from:
Child Development and Education, Sixth Edition by Teresa M. McDevitt and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

Here is the link to that article we mention about secure attachment: www.practicenotes.org/v19n3/matters.htm

This is a link to one section of an entire publication on the topic so feel free to navigate back to the main menu of this publication and read further!

Family of origin: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Podcast series we referenced “The Anatomy of Marriage” https://anatomyofmarriage.com/season-1/

The Bible verse reference Kelsey gives: “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be  wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16 https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.10.16.ESV

Quotes: Our early friendships are usually based on convenience which is why most of them don’t last and is also why making friends as an adult can be so difficult, because it's about so much more than being in the same class or playing soccer together.

“In adult friendships you have to learn to make time for your friends and to communicate because you don’t have classes together anymore or eat lunch together.and this creates a stronger bond than those earlier friendships because you’re intentionally carving out time for that person.”

“as you get into your 20s, you friend circle gets smaller, but that is okay… as that circle shrinks in width, the depth of those friendships grows”

Kimberly Fowler